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The Resource Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall, (electronic book)

Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall, (electronic book)

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Cicero's use of judicial theater
Title
Cicero's use of judicial theater
Statement of responsibility
Jon Hall
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Cicero's Use of Judicial Theater, Jon Hall examines Cicero's use of showmanship in the Roman law-courts, looking in particular at the nonverbal devices that he employs during his speeches as he attempts to manipulate opinion. Cicero's speeches in the law-courts often incorporate theatrical devices including the use of family relatives as props during emotional appeals, exploitation of tears and supplication, and the wearing of specially dirtied attire by defendants during a trial, all of which contrast strikingly with the practices of the modem advocate. Hall investigates how Cicero successfully deployed these techniques and why they played such a prominent part in the Roman courts. These "judicial theatrics" are rarely discussed by the ancient rhetorical handbooks, and Cicero's Judicial Theater argues that their successful use by Roman orators derives largely from the inherent theatricality of aristocratic life in ancient Rome--most of the devices deployed in the courts appear elsewhere in the social and political activities of the elite. While Cicero's Judicial Theater will be of interest primarily to professional scholars and students studying the speeches of Cicero, its wider analyses, both of Roman cultural customs and the idiosyncratic practices of the law-courts, will prove relevant also to social historians, as well as historians of legal procedure"--
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Provided by publisher
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P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Hall, Jon
Dewey number
875/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6351
LC item number
.H35 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Theater
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
Label
Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-178) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Judicial theater in ancient Rome: some basic considerations -- A sordid business: the use of "mourning clothes" in the courts -- Too proud to beg: appeals and supplications in the courts -- Shedding tears in court: when crying is good -- Judicial theatrics beyond Cicero -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn889644752
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472120369
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-178) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Judicial theater in ancient Rome: some basic considerations -- A sordid business: the use of "mourning clothes" in the courts -- Too proud to beg: appeals and supplications in the courts -- Shedding tears in court: when crying is good -- Judicial theatrics beyond Cicero -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn889644752
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472120369
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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